What to see in Trento and the surrounding area for a cultural holiday

During a holiday at Hotel Cevedale, a day trip to the nearby regional capital is the perfect occasion to try a spot of high brow cultural tourism. What is there to see in Trento and the surrounding area? You will be spoilt for choice! Here are a few suggestions.

The MuSe in Trento


The MuSe in Trento is the ultra-modern natural science museum designed by Renzo Piano that was recently inaugurated in the Albere area of the city.  The museum houses traces of the first living beings to populate the earth like dinosaurs, mammals and primates. There are also various living species, large aquariums with the strangest fish and  greenhouses with tropical plants.

The MuSe in Trento is also the  museum of Prehistory and alpine biodiversity with several installations dedicated to  the evolution of Alpine mountain areas, nature and the inhabitants of these places.

Everything is combined with interactive and digital workshops where visitors can become the protagonists of scientific discoveries and test the principles of physics and chemistry at first hand.

The Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento


The Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento is one of the most important buildings in the region and one of the most impressive castles in the Alps. It dates back to the 13th century and was the residence of the Prince-Bishops of Trento. In the following centuries it underwent extensive expansion and entire parts of the building were added.

After the end of the Episcopal Principality of Trento the Castello del Buonconsiglio was used as a barracks as the headquarters of the Fortress of Trento. After annexation to Italy the castle remained the property of the State until 1974 when it passed to the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Today it is the seat of the provincial museum of the Castello del Buonconsiglio and hosts high level temporary cultural exhibitions and houses a permanent collection of art work. You shouldn’t miss the Torre Aquila, with its famous gothic fresco Cycle of the Months. Then there are the works of art in the Magno Palazzo that were painted by important artists  from the Italian renaissance: Dosso Dossi, Girolamo Romanino and Marcello Fogolino, to name but a few.

Take advantage of your holiday in Val di Sole to visit the Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento and its impressive exhibitions!

The Mart in Rovereto


The Mart in Rovereto is the Trento and  Rovereto Museum of modern and contemporary art.  It is one of the most important modern and contemporary art museums in Italy where international exhibitions of the highest level are held  every year and which is home to thousands of works of art from its permanent collection. The Casa d'arte futurista Depero is also part of Mart and is home to the most important works by the futuristic artist from Rovereto, Fortunato Depero.

The Mart in Rovereto is home to a research centre on twentieth century art and architecture known as , Archivio del ‘900. In the archive there are many personal documents from various artists and a library with thousands of volumes relating to art in the last two centuries.

You will be surprised not only by the attention to detail paid to the exhibitions but also the architectural structure that uses complex engineering solutions to create innovative and avant-garde spaces. The building was designed by the architect Mario Botta using precious materials like yellow Vicenza stone.

Our guests can visit these museums thanks to the Val di Sole Opportunity-Guest Card Trentino that they receive on arrival at the hotel. That’s not all: even public transport to museums is free with the card!